Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Judge to rule on soup kitchen's legal challenge against council

A judge will rule next week on whether a soup run can bring a legal challenge against a council that has forced it out of a town centre.

Last year Waltham Forest Council ordered Christian Kitchen to leave Walthamstow High Street, due to concerns it was helping to sustain ‘street lifestyles’ and encouraging anti-social behaviour.

The soup run, which has served cooked meals in a car park by the high street for more than 20 years, feeds around 50 people per night.

Christian Kitchen denies it is a hub for anti-social behaviour and has applied for a judicial review against Waltham Forest Council’s decision.

The high court judge will rule on Christian Kitchen’s application for judicial review on 26 February.

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